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Sedation Dentistry in Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas Endodontics provides sedation dentistry in Las Vegas, NV. Call 702-876-5800 to learn more and schedule an appointment.

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation refers to medically induced relaxation techniques. Sedation is often used in dentistry for invasive or lengthy procedures and for patients who experience high levels of anxiety when receiving dental treatment. Some endodontic procedures are surgical, which can often be done with local anesthesia, yet sedation can still be helpful.

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Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry has many benefits: 

  • Reduce stress. If you feel anxious or nervous about a dental procedure, the stress can have a variety of negative effects. Sedation can reduce the amount of stress you feel as well as the physical symptoms caused by stress. 
  • Less local anesthesia is needed. Sedation can reduce the overall amount of local anesthesia that is required for a procedure. The numbness will not be as widespread and may wear off more quickly. 
  • Procedures seem shorter. While under sedation you are less aware of what is going on around you, which can make it feel as if time is passing much more quickly. 
  • Helpful for children. Children are often anxious or fearful about dental procedures and may also have a more difficult time sitting still for long periods of time. Sedation can make it much easier for young children to get the dental care they need.

Sedation Options We Offer

We provide the following sedation options:

Nitrous oxide. One of the mildest forms of sedation available is nitrous oxide. It is a gas that is inhaled through a mask worn over the nose, providing a calm and relaxed feeling that is sometimes described as euphoric. It takes effect in just seconds and wears off in seconds, allowing patients to return to their daily activities immediately following the procedure. 

Conscious sedation. An oral sedative can be prescribed in pill or liquid form that provides conscious sedation. You will feel relaxed and possibly sleepy, but you will remain awake during the procedure. You’ll need someone to drive you to and from your appointment because it can take a few hours for the effects to wear off.

IV sedation. Anesthesia is administered through an IV that provides a deeper level of sedation. You are technically conscious because you can respond to requests and questions, but you may not remember anything about the procedure afterwards.

Why Choose Las Vegas Endodontics?

Our goal is to provide you with the best possible experience, and sedation can help make that happen. We understand that dental anxiety is a real condition that causes a high level of stress for some patients. Talk to us about your concerns and we can recommend the best sedation option for you. We want you to feel relaxed and comfortable while receiving the endodontic care you need to save your teeth.

Are You a Good Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

If you feel nervous, anxious, or any level of stress regarding a dental procedure you need, you may be a good candidate for sedation dentistry. Sedation can help you feel calm and relaxed before and during the procedure. We may also recommend sedation if the procedure is particularly invasive or lengthy in order to make the experience more comfortable for you. A complete medical history is required before sedation can be administered to ensure that it is a safe option for you.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sedation Dentistry

Is nitrous oxide safe?
Nitrous oxide has been in use for over a century with very few negative side effects. It takes effect quickly and wears off quickly, allowing you to return to your regular daily activities afterwards. It is safe for both children and adults.
Does IV sedation put you to sleep?
While under IV sedation you may feel as if you are asleep, but you are actually conscious. You are able to move and speak, but you may not remember it afterwards. IV sedation is a lower level of sedation than general anesthesia that is used in hospitals.
How long does it take for conscious sedation to wear off?
When you take an oral sedative, it can take a few hours to wear off completely. This is why you will need someone to drive you to and from your appointment. You should also plan to relax at home for the rest of the day following your procedure.
Is sedation dentistry covered by insurance?
Unfortunately sedation is not typically covered by insurance. In certain cases where it is considered to be medically necessary, insurance may cover it. You’ll need to contact your insurance provider for more information.
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